August 15, 2018
IDSA, HIVMA, and PIDS are concerned by both the continued decline in the number of ID trainees pursuing careers as physician-scientists and the attrition of junior and mid-career physician-scientists.Read More
IDSA has announced the latest recipients of its Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation.Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed drastic changes to payment rates for outpatient Evaluation & Management (E/M) codes (both new and existing Medicare patients) that would result in an approximate 40 percent reduction for a level 5 E/M visit.Read More
IDSA is successfully advancing a proposal in Congress to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new authority to offer loan repayment to individuals serving in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, an on-the-job training program in applied epidemiology that grooms future public health leaders.
IDSA member and spokesperson Daniel Lucey, MD, FIDSA, shares his insights on the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an opinion piece, “Sustained US preparedness needed for Ebola and other pan-epidemic threats,” published in The Hill.Read More
In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine.
Reviews in this issue: Benefits of Routine Screening for Cryptococcal Meningitis in Advanced HIV; Cefazolin Inoculum Effect in MSSA Bacteremia: Impact on Mortality?
IDSA’s Science Speaks blog discussed the new DRC Ebola outbreak and missing TB cases in DRC province.Read More
IDSA, HIVMA and PIDS will hold an advocacy training and education session at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco, on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7-9 a.m.Read More